Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Third Sleeve - Episode 195 - The Knitmore Girls

  Matching sweaters!
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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is working on the third sleeve of her Featherweight cardigan.  Jasmin is knitting the third sleeve for Andrews Baseball Jersey sweater. Gigi has knitted a bit more on the Sister Joan shawl.

Jasmin has picked the Daybreak for her car knitting. Gigi finished a preemie had with yarn from her goodie bag from the Cognitive Fiber Retreat. We mention Dream in Color in the colorway Purple Rain, and the Petra cardigan.

We are getting ready for the knitting part of our SPAKAL

Mother Knows Best:(7:30)

We share the "Three Before Me" concept.

When Knitting Attacks:(9:47)

Gigi's Featherweight cardigan repeatedly attacks her.


We purloin the "Mandarin Minute" idea from Clothed In The Lamb podcast, hosted by Janeen Puckett. We mention German podcasts: Die Urbane Spinnstube, Handmade Fantasie, and Twinneedle. Gigi explains "Handarbeiten".


 This week we review
Jasmin mentions Nancy Bush's Lily of the Valley stole from the book Lace Style.

Straw Into Gold:((25:17)

Gigi plies a sample for her SPAKAL.  She needs to watch The Gentle Art of Plying again.
Jasmin has plyed a good part of her SPAKAL yarn. She mentions a spinning conversation on Knit Knit Cafe.  Jasmin has also spun a good amount on the Hansen Mini Spinner

And Sew On:(32:56)

Jasmin is working on a mountain of sleeper gowns , assembly line style , and saving thurbligs. Her newish Babylock Evolution Serger is making things go much faster. She is really excited about doing the cover stitch.  

Jasmin is planning to sew  Colette nursing tops, and we reference Nancy Ziemans new
book, Pattern Fitting With Confidence.

Gigi hemmed a napkin using a pulled thread technique: "Hohlsaum" , with linen that Jasmin bought at Mood fabric in LA.

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